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Mayflower Cottage By The Bike Path

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Free TV & WiFi, Everything Provided For You.

It's been an unusually warm winter of 2016 - 17 with some wonderful guests visiting for the off season. Summer is now upon us, so we're getting this cottage ready for fun. Three bedrooms, a full kitchen, nice living room with TV and WiFi, a back deck for picnics, and a large back yard. There is off-street parking for two cars, and the house is within sight of Falmouth's famous Shining Sea Bike Path.

This house is also walking distance to Falmouth's lively downtown area where many fine and casual restaurants await your pleasure.

Woods Hole is four miles down the road, or about 15 minutes along the Bike Path to the Ferry Terminal where you may take the boat to Martha's Vineyard for work or play. We are a short (5 minute drive) to white sandy beaches on the bay and a fresh water lake at Goodwill Park.

The house is fully equipped for a family of five in three bedrooms. It is walking distance to Falmouth Hospital and the Homeport Office Park, convenience stores, a bank, and a super bagel shop. Suitable for long- or short-term visitors from out of town for a reasonable price. Will consider long-term rates, especially suitable for families of patients at the medical facilities nearby.

The entire house and yard is available with outdoor parking and washer/dryer in the basement. As your hosts, we are available as often as necessary to welcome you, to provide maps, brochures and knowledgeable advice about local businesses, restaurants, and cultural organizations, with which Falmouth is replete - and help you feel at home!

More Details

Sherry J Martin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Sherry J Martin

We've lived in Falmouth for most of our lives, so now we enjoy providing bright, clean living spaces for short- or long-term visitors. We have several properties and will be happy to discuss them with you by phone at (508)527-8272.

We purchased this cottage together for fun and for a project to work on together. It has been so amazing, such fun, and a great way to provide comfortable housing for new friends coming to visit the Cape, winter and summer. Come and enjoy your own kind of vacation on your own terms. The cottage is completely furnished for you. Bring your bathing suits and suntan lotion.

Welcome from Sherry and Christopher

Sherry J Martin purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sherry J Martin chose Cape Cod

We found this property in need of a total make-over. It was fun and very successful. It's location is great, bike or walking distance to downtown shopping, coffee shops, banking facilities, the hospital and of course, the lovely beaches of Cape Cod. Woods Hole and all its oceanographic institutions and the aquarium is just four miles down the road. Music, arts, theater, and an outstanding curling club and recreational center - all nearby. The Falmouth Road Race and Marathons are all right here!

What makes this cottage unique

The challenge for us was when we discovered that there was a second house on the property way down in the back yard! Well, we knew it was there but it looked like a LOT of work.

And it was! We still have some outside work to do but it's up and running now. If you're interested in taking both cottages together for a larger family gathering, please check our listing for Mayflower Cottage in the Woods. Two bedrooms two bathrooms, sleeps 4+. There's a lovely screened porch in the back yard with gas barbecue for picnic fun.


Falmouth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First floor half bath
  • Bureaus and closets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra sleeping space for a small child on the futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , First floor, no steps to entry, close to half bath & kitchen
  • Bureaus and closets
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


3.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

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Mayflower Cottage By The Bike Path
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

very well maintained property

  • 4 of 5

We were fortunate to find this property available the last week of the summer right before school started. Sherry was an absolute pleasure to deal with as well as being very informative about the surrounding area. She was also very responsive to any questions and/or concerns we had. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delightful guests. Thank you Gregory! Come back soon!
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Owner Cancelled Our Reservation Day Before Arrival

  • 1 of 5

We booked this cottage 8 months before our arrival for a wedding on the Cape. The day before our arrival we had a death in the family and we emailed the owner to ask "If we cancel this reservation would we lose all our deposit"? WE DID NOT ASK HER OR TELL HER TO CANCEL - we just asked a hypothetical question. Upon learning that she immediately cancelled our reservation, we called and emailed her to NOT CANCEL - our son was still arriving the next morning and we would be arriving later in the week. Unfortunately she cancelled and re rented to a friend of hers and said she was sorry but there was nothing she could do. After contacting VRBO - they also called her but she wouldn't budge. She breached her contract which was substantiated by VRBO. VRBO then tried to help us find another cottage but none was to be had. We eventually found a sub par hotel for our son and another for ourselves for our arrival later in the week. WE DEFINITELY WOULD NOT RENT OR REFER THIS RENTAL TO ANYONE!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A regrettable misunderstanding all around.
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Danvers, MA

Quite a lovely home close to all Falmouth has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here. It was just right for our children, the dog and us. Falmouth has much to offer and this home is close to it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie, thank you for your kind words. It was truly delightful to have you and your family stay with us this summer. Please let us know when you may return for another visit! Sherry & Christopher
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Pleasant Falmouth Stay

  • 4 of 5

House is well maintained & comfortable for our week of vacation. Conveniently located close to bike path & very short drive into town. Proprietors were expeditiously responsive to inquiries before + during + after our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kay. It was lovely to have you with us. Please let us know when you would like to return to Falmouth for another vacation. Sherry
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Boston or Providence
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Woods Hole
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Woodneck Beach
Car: necessary

Falmouth is a small town surrounded on three sides by salt water. Thus is is very self-sufficient. From very high quality services and products to bargain accommodations, Falmouth has it all, and It's just an hour's drive to Boston and Providence.


Rates & Availability

Falmouth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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